Rangers can't afford to buy Graham Dorrans, claims Norwich boss Alex Neil

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Rangers are reportedly keen on Scotland international Graham Dorrans.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has told The Scottish Sun that midfielder Graham Dorrans won't be signing for Rangers this summer.

Dorrans, 29, has started just 14 Premier League games for Norwich this season, and has been in and out of Neil's side for much of the campaign.

Norwich have now suffered relegation and will play in the Championship next season, and with the Premier League side looking to re-tool their squad, and speculation has surrounded the future of Dorrans.

The Scottish Sun reported on Monday that Rangers are moving to try and sign Dorrans as they head into the Scottish Premiership, but would have to pay around £1.5m to sign him.

Glasgow-born midfielder Dorrans grew up supporting Rangers, as noted by the Daily Record, and would no doubt love to turn out for the Ibrox side at some point before his career is over.

Now, his manager Neil has told The Scottish Sun that Dorrans - who has made 12 appearances for the Scottish national team - isn't going anywhere, and will be an important player at Carrow Road next season as the Canaries attempt to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Neil boldly added that Rangers and manager Mark Warburton simply don't have the funds to even attempt to sign Dorrans, meaning he will stay - and could even sign a contract extension.

"Graham’s going nowhere," said Neil. "He’ll be staying here. I want him part of the squad for next season, he will be an important player for us. He’s got a year left of his contract and he’s spoken to us about a possible extension. There has been no interest in Graham — and Rangers won’t be able to afford him anyway," he added.

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